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Construction start of new railway to the port

During Monday November 13, the start of the new rail link – Kardonbanan – was initiated. The so called Kardonbanan, is a new electrified railway between the Southern main line near Åby and the port of Norrköping.

To initiate the construction start, Minister of Infrastrucure, Tomas Eneroth, Director-General of the Swedish Transport Administration, Lena Erixon and Lars Stjernqvist, Chairman of the Municipal Council from the Municipality of Norrköping, all took part in a symbolic construction start in the Pampus Terminal at the Port of Norrköping. 

– The purpose of building this railway is to strengthen the capacity of goods and in a clever way take advantage of previous investments. Kardonbanan is historically important, borth for the city of Norrköping, but also for Sweden. This investment creates opportunities for businesses to set up and invest in the city, said Tomas Eneroth, Minister of Infrastrucure.

– Finally, after 25-30 years of negotiation and discussions are turned into action, says Lars Stjernqvist, Chairman of the Municipal Council from the Municipality of Norrköping.

An effective handling of goods, and to increase the amount of goods transported by rail, is important to the Port of Norrköping.

– This is very awaited. We have worked with this project for many years, so today is a big day, says Ola Hjärtström, Marketing Manager at the Port of Norrköping.

The project is co-financed by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Municipality of Norrköping.


Minister of Infrastrucure, Tomas Eneroth and Director-General of the Swedish Transport Administration, Lena Erixon.


Lars Stjernqvist, Chairman of the Municipal Council from the Municipality of Norrköping.